Security Concerns

Something that has come up in the current niqab debate is “What if a crminal uses the niqab to disguise themselves while committing a crime, say a bank robbery?”

I ask you, is this reason enough to ban the niqab in all public areas? Surely the most logical thing to do would be to ask any niqabi who walks into a bank to ID themselves. If they refuse, ask them to leave. Simple.

If they do go the whole way and ban niqab in banks, like they have with motorcycle helmets, that’s fine. We can always use Netbank!

One thing that has really been bothering me is the claim that by banning niqab these poor women will be liberated and able to participate in society. Rubbish. It is the niqab itself which gives women the freedom to interact in society without fear of harrassment. If niqab is banned, these women will retreat completely from public life.

Anyway, if you would like to support our freedom of choice to veil, please join the following Facebook Group:

My Freedom, My Choice: Voices Against Banning the Face Veil


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